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  River Wharfe Fishing - Yorkshire Dales Fly Fishing
The River Wharfe is probably the most famous of the Yorkshire rivers, maybe because of the top quality fly fishing it provides, or perhaps because it is surrounded by the most outstanding scenery.
The River Wharfe could be considered more of a trout stream than the River Ure or River Nidd, but it does have good stocks of grayling in places, particularly from Ilkley downstream and in decreasing numbers upstream of Ilkley.
The River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey is particularly suitable for the beginner and for instruction in river fly fishing, with well defined pools, relatively easy wading and good stocks of trout and grayling that respond to most methods of fly fishing.
www.yorkshire-dales-flyfishing.com /wharfe.htm   (621 words)

 Wharfe Bridge
Wharfe Bridge claims that not only do the proposals improve the flooding situation for the town, they also provide economic and social benefits to the community that can’t be met by an alternative scheme.
Wharfe Bridge will be appealing the decision by LCC and will continue to work with its project designers in pursuit of making the development a reality.
Wharfe Bridge worked closely with specialist flood risk consultants JBA Consulting, to guarantee that appropriate flood risk mitigation measures would be incorporated into the development, ensuring that not only the development itself would be protected, but also would reduce flood risk to a nearby residential area.
www.wharfebridge.com   (1263 words)

 River Wharfe: Definition and Links by Encyclopedian.com
The River Wharfe is a river in Yorkshire, England.
The valley of the River Wharfe is known as Wharfedale
The Wharfe has a reputation of being very dangerous, in that people have regularly been drowned while swimming in it.
www.encyclopedian.com /wh/Wharfe.html   (155 words)

The fishing on the River Wharfe at Burnsall is about 25 miles from Leeds and 45 miles from York.
The River Wharfe in this area is very much a free stone spate river running mainly off limestone-dominated land, this makes it quite fertile with good populations of aquatic invertebrates.
Again because of public access to the river banks in places we would urge clients to fish mid week if at all possible and keep away during the weekends and/or public holidays for the best fishing and to capture the tranquillity of the dale.
www.pennineflyfishingguides.co.uk /burnsall.htm   (303 words)

 Fact Sheets
Moorland gripping is believed to have contributed to an increase in flashiness of the main river, that is the sudden rise and fall of the water level, which in turn may have increased
This means that until sedimentation of the grip is complete, grip blocking is likely to reduce the rate of river run-off during minor storm events, when the ground is not already saturated, but grip blocking is likely to have minimal impact on run-off during major flood events.
The Environment Agency (Dales Area) and Leeds University are hoping to carry out research in relation to the River Wharfe catchment, (where there is better data) to see if the anecdotal evidence is backed up by empirical data, and to model the various factors to predict likely effects.
www.riverswale.org.uk /project09.html   (664 words)

 Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority - Nature in the Dales - Rivers and Streams
Many of the Dales rivers flow across limestone bedrock and are nationally important for their populations of Atlantic white-clawed crayfish with the National Park forming an important stronghold for this species in the UK.
In particular the signal crayfish is rapidly displacing the native Atlantic white clawed crayfish in the Rivers Wharfe and Ure and the water vole is now virtually extinct in the Dales due to habitat loss exacerbated by predation by the American mink.
Many of the species that live in and alongside rivers are, however, sensitive to disturbance (otters and breeding birds, for example) and it is essential that access is managed to ensure that a significant amount of riverbank is kept free of disturbance.
www.yorkshiredales.org.uk /rivers_and_streams   (1075 words)

 YorkshireFishing.net - The Anglers Premier Yorkshire Fishing Site: Article / The River Wharfe   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The River Wharfe begins its journey from Cam fell in Lancashire and meanders its way for almost 70 miles until it joins the River Ouse near Cawood in North Yorkshire.
The majority of the upper river is suited to the Trout and grayling angler, towards the lower reaches the general coarse angler is provided with a haven of wonderful peaceful exciting fishing.
The majority of this 6 mile stretch of the river is held by the Appletreewick, Barden and Burnsall Angling club with fishing from both banks.
www.yorkshirefishing.net /content.php?article.228   (3184 words)

 Grayling Fishing Yorkshire Dales Rivers
The Yorkshire Dales are renowned throughout England for the Grayling fishing available on the River Wharfe, River Ure, River Nidd, River Ribble and River Swale.
The best of them is the River Nidd, which has very good stocks of grayling, though these tend to be slightly smaller than the grayling of the Ure.
The Yorkshire Dales rivers provide the perfect habitat for grayling and grayling fly fishing and they extend the flyfishers year right through the autumn and winter.
www.yorkshire-dales-flyfishing.com /grayling.htm   (566 words)

 Deadly fish virus found in UK rivers | Practical Fishkeeping magazine
According an Environment Agency report, Tench Rhabdovirus antibodies have been detected in seven rivers, including: the River Trent in Nottinghamshire; the River Teme in Worcestershire; the Ridd Nidd and the River Wharfe in Yorkshire; the Witham in Lincolnshire; the Douglas in Lancashire and the River Wye in Derbyshire.
Several other rivers have also been tested and have provided negative results, including the river adjacent to a fish farm where an outbreak of the virus occurred last year.
The virus was first isolated in Germany in the 1970s and caused widespread fish kills in the tench and bream populations of the River Bann in Northern Ireland in the early 1980s.
www.practicalfishkeeping.co.uk /pfk/pages/item.php?news=643   (428 words)

 Wild Wharfedale - the web site of the Wharfedale Naturalists Society
It doesn't tend to feed on the bottom of rivers and so is tolerant of deep waters and fast flowing streams.
They are seen along the length of the river and on the reservoirs, with those in Washburn and, in particular, Lindley favoured by winter migrants since the early '90's.
It seems that breeding continues to be restricted to the river and there has still been no records of breeding in the Washburn (so that sightings there tend to be restricted to between October and May).
www.wharfedale-nats.org.uk /261_3.htm   (1333 words)

 Burnsall Manor House - Explore The Dales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The quiet village of Burnsall is situated between the popular tourist village of Grassington and the crumbled ruins of Bolton Abbey Monastery on the B6160 from Ilkley.
The River Wharfe gives its name to the unspoilt dale it runs through and makes Wharfedale one of the prettiest in Yorkshire.
The stretch of river to either side of Burnsall village is well known for its fishing and is always well stocked with Brown Trout and of course the elusive Grayling.
www.manorhouseuk.co.uk /2.htm   (206 words)

 River Wharfe Information
The River Wharfe is a river in Yorkshire, England.
The valley of the River Wharfe is known as Wharfedale.
The section of the river from its source to around Addingham is known as Upper Wharfedale and has a very different character to the river downstream.
www.bookrags.com /wiki/River_Wharfe   (222 words)

 River Wharfe
In low water, if you choose to go right and not down the more bumpy scrapy chicken shoot on the left, after the initial entrance to the rapid, there is a rather large boulder on your left where there is a potential pinning situation.
A period of flat water, not uncommon on this river, lead to some minor excitement, Ghaistrills strid.
Straight after this are Linton falls, a footbridge over the river marks the middle of these interesting falls.
www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk /wharfekettlewell.htm   (1237 words)

 Go Fly Fishing UK, Guided Fly Fishing & Fly Fishing Tuiton in the UK
The River Wharfe is the premier freestone or spate fly fishing river in the Yorkshire Dales and probably the most famous of all the rivers in the North of England.
The River Wharfe has excellent stocks of both wild and stocked Brown Trout and in recent years a surprising number of exceptionally large Brown Trout have been caught by anglers fly fishing.
The beauty of the River Wharfe is that it offers the opportunity to practice every technique we use for fly fishing rivers, both modern and traditional.
www.goflyfishinguk.com /main.php?page=wharfe   (1004 words)

 Wild Wharfedale - the web site of the Wharfedale Naturalists Society
The Environment Agency is 'the leading public body for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales', with responsiblity for air quality, conservation and ecology, especially along rivers and in wetlands, water quality, resources and fishing, and waste disposal.
It has carried out surveys, including the Otter Survey and the River Habitat Survey of England and Wales, whose results are presented on 'Riverside Explorer', an educational CD-Rom.
The River Wharfe is extensively used for public water supply, both from reservoirs and by river abstraction.At the same time, the Wharfe and its tributaries are highly valued for nature conservation, ecology, landscape and recreational opportunities, including high class game and coarse fisheries.
www.wharfedale-nats.org.uk /243.htm   (264 words)

 Out of Oblivion: A landscape through time
These were places where the river or stream ran shallowly and the surface of the riverbed might be paved or at least worn flat.
Such fords could be dangerous as William Camden wrote in 1582 after fording the River Wharfe “…for, it hath such slippery stones in it that a horse can have no sure footing on them, or else the violence of the water carryeth them away from under his feet”.
The nature of rivers in the Dales is such that even stone bridges seem to have been regularly destroyed or damaged by floods.
www.outofoblivion.org.uk /river.asp   (1286 words)

 River Ouse   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The opposite bank of the river is about one foot lower, so the water pours over that side first.
The River Ouse is tidal as far as Naburn lock, which is some considerable distance from the sea - the Ouse becomes the Humber and empties into the North Sea at Kingston upon Hull.
After the snow and ice came a sudden thaw - the river flowed over the banks like Niagara Falls, the fields and road were submerged, but the flood wall on the village side of the river held the water back.
www.btinternet.com /~pamela.y.ross/river.htm   (391 words)

 River Nar   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This tidal river is now navigable for 9½ miles from Newhaven Harbour to Lewes but was navigable for a further 22½ miles to Ryelands Bridge at Linfield through 18 locks.
Originally the river was navigable to Linfield and had 18 locks, traffic ceased in the 1860s..
An act for Improving the navigation of the river was passed in 1806.
easyweb.easynet.co.uk /jim.shead/River-Nar.html   (1116 words)

 Leeds City Council - Rivers
Leeds is blessed with two fine rivers flowing from the west to east through the district.
The northern part of Leeds forms part of Lower Wharfedale and that gem of a river; the Wharfe enters the district at the attractive rural market town of Otley where there is a fine bridge and park overlooking a small weir.
The River Aire enters Leeds northwest of Kirkstall Abbey and passes through the heart of the city.
www.leeds.gov.uk /page.aspx?pageID=3DB952D79D50F4F180256ECB0033643A   (303 words)

 Leeds and Harrogate Walks - The Strid Walk
Most will also visit Strid Wood as it is a lovely place with a variety of trails by the side of the river Wharfe.
A visit to the Strid itself is almost obligatory as people are drawn to watch the water flow over the rocks as the river is forced to narrow by the rocks that bar this part of the rivers route.
We walked through the wood on the western bank of he river and planned to walk to Barden Bridge before returning on the eastern bank.
www.walkingenglishman.com /leedsharrogate9.htm   (678 words)

 Addingham - Suspension bridge
The original suspension bridge (above),across the River Wharfe was built in 1897 by the Parish for the people of Beamsley as they came under the church at St Peters.
High Mill occupies a place on the river where a cornmill and weir from the 14th century stood, the weir is one of the oldest structure in the village.
It was washed away in the 1777 after being damage by a deep frost, this fits in with the 'Mini Ice Age' that Britain had in the mid eighteenth century.
www.addingham.info /village/bridge.htm   (312 words)

 The Scout Association : Official UK Website » Home
River Wharfe (pools and flat stretches in upper reaches, Low Weir at Addingham to Tadcaster.
It should be noted that all Dales rivers can rise and fall substantially in a short period of time and local advice should be sought before using the classfications.
With regard to canoeing, there are several problems over access to Yorkshire rivers, even though the BCU has been trying to negotiate access with landowners and anglers.
www.scouts.org.uk /aboutus/activities/waterways/england/yorkshirenorth.html   (421 words)

 Catch pike, barbel and specimen fish with Yorkshire Fishing Guides
The river glistens as it flows over gravelly shallows between deeper pools, and gradually, fish other than trout and grayling are found.
The most large and exciting fish in the river Wharfe are the predatory Pike and the hard-fighting Barbel.
My favourite stretch of river is overgrown and wild, with overhanging willow trees, islands, shingle beaches and a variety of different places to fish, from tumbling rapids to tranquil smooth glides, where one can imagine and sometimes glimpse the fish that inhabit this picturesque river.
www.yorkshirenet.co.uk /yorkshirefishingguides   (672 words)

 Art and Photography | The Lens Flare | River
What captured my interest the most about this scene along the river bank of the Delaware River, was...
I was almost too late with the early mists over the river on this day...
In the River category, there are 10 page(s) and 673 image(s).
www.thelensflare.com /category/image.php/river   (238 words)

 Wharfedale is located in the Yorkshire Dales it is one of Yorkshires most beautiful dales   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The River Wharfe passes down Longstrothdale valley high up on the moors in the Yorkshire Dales, it continues down the dale through the hamlets of Hubberholme and Yockenthwaite to the village of Buckden at the head of Wharfedale.
Further downstream the River Wharfe passes by the villages of Grassington and Threshfield and on through The Strid, Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.
The river then flows out of the national park and on through Otley and Ilkley to the Vale of York where it meets the River Aire.
www.yorkshiredales-stay.co.uk /tourist/Wharfedale.html   (556 words)

 Linton 1   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Linton Village along with Linton Falls, the largest waterfall on the River Wharfe.
With views of early cultivation terraces, thought to date from the 13th century this is an ineresting place to visit.
From the car park this is the walk down to the river.
www.picturesquebydesign.com /linton1.html   (70 words)

 Bridge   (Site not responding. Last check: )
To establish a bridge over the River Wharfe at Burley in Wharfedale.
The existing stepping stones are in a poor state and are covered by water for much of the time, making the crossing impassable for walkers.
The construction includes the cost of professional advisor's fees, planning and local authority costs, provisional sums for compensation to landowners and a residual fund to cater for future maintenance of the bridge.
www.burley-in-wharfedale.org /bridge.htm   (224 words)

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